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This Man Built a Floating Private Island Near Cancun by Recycling Plastic Bottles

Gunja Deo - LifeHacker
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May 23, 2016
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Richard Sowa says his recycled island is "a way of turning the trash of the world into paradise" (BBC/NTT)

Whenever anyone talks about protecting environment, managing waste products or conserving resources, he or she says there is need to follow 3R's - reduce, recycle and reuse. But how many of us even come up with an idea say, about how to recycle waste products and implement it. Some of us, right?

That 'some of us' category includes Richart Sowa, an artist, singer, songwriter, and carpenter, who built his own private island with the help of 150,000 recycled bottles. Yes, you are reading it absolutely correct. However, it took him seven years to build the island.

According to Sowa, who has four children and six grandchildren after being married twice, living on his own floating island has been his dream for over two decades.

He wanted to have a floating island, where he could enjoy his life with his family. And now that it has finally come true, Sowa couldn't be any happier.

With his sheer hard work, the 61-year-old has shown the world how one make it a better place to live in. The Joyxee Island, as it is known, is a "free-floating, eco-paradise" situated in a lagoon inside Isla Mujeres, near Cancun city in Mexico.

So, who does he manage the island that spread across an 8,000 square-metre area? Sowa keeps organizing music and art shows to raise donations.

Read the rest at LifeHacker

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